The towns of Sempach and Sursee have something in common: they both have charming medieval quarters whose layouts have been preserved and which testify to an eventful past. Both towns also take immense care over their appearance: they plan, restore and build with great sensitivity. The skilful combination of the modern and historical is a treat for the eyes and has been rewarded with the Wakker Prize.
A particular highlight of the tour are the phenomenal views. On a clear day, the rocky flanks appear close enough to touch, and you are treated to an incredible panorama that stretches from the Glarus Alps to the Bernese Oberland, with the Central Swiss peaks in between.
Sursee station, Sursee old quarter, past the hospital, Seehüsere, over the Oberkirch Suren outflow, past Lindenhof, Oberkirch, lakeside path along the railway line, underpass at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre sports ground, through the Caribbean Village and past Nottwil station, up to the village, over the main road, continue heading for Nottwil Oberdorf, Notteler Wood, Unterhuprächtigen, Hupträchtigen, Mittel/Oberhupträchtigen, past Schwendi and Lindenholz farms, down to Neuenkirch, straight through the village and past the church, Sellenboden, Neuhus, over the railway line, Adelwil, Sempach old quarter, Kirchbühl, Neuhof, Eich, along the Roman way, pass under the motorway in Schenkon on the lakeside path, at the Sursee lido up to the ring road, Sursee old quarter, Sursee station.